Congress Keeps Taking Baby Steps on Marijuana Reform

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Several states, in enacting marijuana reform, have focused heavily on these issues. Under the proposed bill, marijuana would be removed from the Controlled Substances Act’s Schedule I, where it currently resides. The “Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses, and Medical Professionals Act” is sponsored by Reps. The bill also specifically provides that military veterans can legally use, possess and transport medical cannabis in compliance with state law. One of the under-reported aspects of federal marijuana prohibition has been the difficulty in conducting medical or scientific research on marijuana – despite the lack of such research being cited as a basis to continue federal prohibition.

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Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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This month, two congressional Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level, as well as to protect banks that service state-legal cannabis businesses and to ensure that military veterans treated by the Veterans’ Administration (“VA”) are allowed to be treated with medical marijuana in compliance with state law. The “Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses, and...

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